Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are federally funded and awarded to undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree and have exceptional financial need. Pell Grant amounts are directly related to the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), determined by the federal government, and may change each academic year. Pell Grants are available to full and part-time students enrolled in at least one credit hour.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are federally funded and awarded to low-income undergraduate students. Priority is given to students who are also Pell eligible. Similar to Pell, FSEOG amounts are directly related to a student’s expected family contribution (EFC), but because funding is limited, amounts are determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
The Federal Work-Study program provides funding for part-time jobs for students with financial need. Typically, students are allowed to work approximately 20 hours per week.
University of North Carolina Need-Based Grant
UNC Need-Based Grants are awarded to eligible students attending one of the 16 campuses of the UNC system. Eligibility is based on a state performed calculation of need using income data gathered from the FAFSA. Funding is limited.
North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship
NC Education Lottery Scholarship was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide assistance to need North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina.
State Appropriated Grant (SAG) and Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)
State Appropriated Grants and Tuition Assistance Grants are awarded to students that complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline and demonstrate financial need. Award amounts are determined based on funding availability which is extremely limited.